The Balsillie Papers provides clear, concise, peer-reviewed articles about today’s most complex issues in global governance and international affairs.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly:
Three Levels of Arctic Geopolitics

The notion of geopolitical conflict in the Arctic continues to make media headlines. Today, this focus has shifted to concerns about the strategic positioning of, and increased tension between, NATO countries and Russia, with a dash of Chinese interests on top.

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RECENT PAPERS

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Shadows of Empire: Hard Brexit, Commonwealth Revival, and UK-Canada Relations

Benjamin Martill
Even though a harder Brexit is being undertaken in the name of improved relations with the Commonwealth and Anglosphere, the risks of Brexit for Ottawa far outweigh the potential advantages.
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National Security in a Rapidly Changing World

Simon Dalby
The difficulties many states are having in dealing with both the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate emergency suggests that contemporary security institutions have not been adequately prepared to deal with the novel circumstances of the twenty first century.

Steering Countries through Crisis: Evaluating Approaches to Political Leadership During Pandemic Times

Laura Krizan and Neil Arya
As nations around the world seek to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become apparent that the toolbox of modalities employed is greatly dependent on the political leadership in question.